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    Buffer recommendations

    Hi guys,

    I'm after a buffer, pads and a decent compound product to attack all the swirl marks on the Corsa.

    I don't fancy spending a fortune but I also don't want something cheap and nasty. What can you guys recommend?

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    After looking about came across this:

    Buffer recommendations-uploadfromtaptalk1387152487568.jpg

    Made by a German company called tectake and wasn't sure at first due to the price until I found some promising reviews on Amazon. Apparently has good build quality and pads etc are decent.

    Going to experiment with G3 compound and both meguires compound/ultimate polish and will report back

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    I want to restore my paintwork with a machine also, but the DA price tag is way high. Would also like to hear your verdict on this.

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    Buffer recommendations-uploadfromtaptalk1387358777075.jpg

    Probably won't get a chance to use it till after Xmas, everything seems really good quality, although everything's in German and it has a 2pin plug, good job my dad knows the language to translate haha.

    Will let you guys know what it's like in a few weeks

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    Going to get some products today. I've opted for:

    Meguiars gold glass shampoo
    Meguiars clay bar (50g) @ 16.99
    Meguiars Ultimate compound @ 10.99
    Meguiars Ultimate polish @ 11.99
    Farecla G3 Super Gloss Paste Wax 200g @ 26.99

    Products have been chosen based on reviews that show the best value for money, both meguiars polishes will be applied and removed with the buffer with the clay bar and wax being done by hand.

    Hopefully can give you guys a review on the products and equipment by end of next week. Waiting for a break in the weather now

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    Good shout on your compound and prep list. Go for there 3 stage polish set when you can but it will cost you around 30 but worth it.

    G3 compound is good but needs to be watered down slightly for awesome results if not it causes scratches.

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    I'll have a look into that thanks . Cheers for the heads up, I opted for that over the meguiars liquid wax as the G3 is suppose to last a fair bit longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Sri View Post
    I'll have a look into that thanks . Cheers for the heads up, I opted for that over the meguiars liquid wax as the G3 is suppose to last a fair bit longer
    Meguiars is just far easier to apply so that's why I still use it, your correct the G3 does last longer hardly used any and done half the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanktop View Post
    Meguiars is just far easier to apply so that's why I still use it, your correct the G3 does last longer hardly used any and done half the car.
    I'll go light on the g3 then, halfords didn't have any g3 or clay bar so I just got the two meguiar polishes (even got the last of those).

    Going to practice on my bonnet in a mo so will get some pics up later

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    Best pictures I could get with my phone as my camera had no charge.

    Before (look round the light)

    Buffer recommendations-uploadfromtaptalk1388436024018.jpg

    After (far clearer and less haze/swirl marks)

    Buffer recommendations-uploadfromtaptalk1388436078179.jpg

    Took an hour to do the bonnet as I was getting used to using the polisher. Very impressed with the results from my first attempt.

    Once I've done the whole car I'll do a proper review of the polisher and a quick guide to a full detail if people are interested?

    Edit: Results from above pictures were achieved with one pass of megs compound followed by one pass of megs polish
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    This gives helpful tips.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xrse_DBaUbc

    Some scratches / marks may still have to be done by hand, use a little bit of pressure when polishing and use beading of compound / wax (I normally do a bead around the outside and a X through the middle of the pad)

    Other wise the pad will slip and slide and not help cut the compound / wax into the paint work.


    The results speak for them selfs though nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanktop View Post
    This gives helpful tips.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xrse_DBaUbc

    Some scratches / marks may still have to be done by hand, use a little bit of pressure when polishing and use beading of compound / wax (I normally do a bead around the outside and a X through the middle of the pad)

    Other wise the pad will slip and slide and not help cut the compound / wax into the paint work.


    The results speak for them selfs though nice work
    Great advice and the video was very helpful thanks ! Going by the video I probably wasn't putting enough pressure on the polisher either so may be able to get some of the deeper scratches out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Sri View Post
    Great advice and the video was very helpful thanks ! Going by the video I probably wasn't putting enough pressure on the polisher either so may be able to get some of the deeper scratches out
    Your welcome it makes so much difference on the out come

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